Trump Casino Implosion
Phgoto: AP: Edward Lea/The Press Of Atlantic City
  • Trump Plaza was a hotel and casino on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Built in 1984, it operated for 30 years until it closed in 2014, with the loss of 1,300 jobs
  • The building was demolished on live TV in a controlled implosion on 17 February

Having laid derelict for several years, the Trump Plaza and Casino on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey was demolished, live on TV, in a controlled implosion last week.

Saddled in debt, the former jewel in the crown of the Trump empire went into decline in the 1990s. When it closed in 2014, over a thousand jobs were lost.

In perhaps an apt analogy of the former owner’s political and business fortunes, many commentators have underestimated the staying power and resilience of the recent President, so who knows.

For now, you can watch the precision of the implosion, and if you have the volume turned up, at the 9-minute mark you can hear the cheers and jeers from onlookers who paid a fee to watch from a nearby car park:

Here’s another angle:

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